StoryCounty Medical Center’s annual Beat the Street Run/Walk drew participants young and old to Nevada last weekend. Fifty-eight individuals traversed the course near Story Medical’s South Campus.
Seventy-seven year old Al Ravenscroft of Ames and Frank Amos of Ames were the oldest runners in the event. Ravenscroft told race volunteers that he’s been running for over 60 years!
Wayne Miller, 86, of Nevada, walked the 2-mile course. The youngest runner was Kyle Kingsbury, 5, of Nevada.
“We were fortunate this year to have perfect conditions for an event; sunny skies, a slight breeze and support from our corporations, community, running /walking friends, Story Medical employees and volunteers,” said Nancy Willert, Race Director and Director of Wellness & Cardiac Rehabilitation at Story Medical.
As for winners of the 5K run, Jacob Flaws of Huxley was the overall fastest male finisher with a time of 17 minutes 49 seconds. The fastest overall female was Amanda Muhlbauer of McCallsburg with a time of 21 minutes 40 seconds. Hertz Farm Management won the corporate trophy for most registrants from one corporation.
The race is funded by many dedicated Beat the Street sponsors, many who have supported the race since its inception.
Gold Sponsors include: Jonathan and Kathleen Wendel; 21st Century Rehab, PC; Chet Ryan Mortuary; Community Bank; and Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
Silver Sponsor include: Anderson Erickson Dairy Co.; When Farm, P.C.; Central Iowa Building Systems; and Skinner & Associates, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors include: Ben Franklin; Daniel R. Hobt, D.D.S. – Family Dentistry; Fitness Sports; Midwest Insurance Corporation; Nevada Veterinary Clinic; and Weir’s Insurance
“I just want to thank our sponsors for their continued commitment for a healthier community,” said Willert. “Without our sponsors, we would not have a race.”